LCrRLJ 10 VIDEO CONFERENCE PROCEDURES (a) Criminal. Preliminary appearances, arraignments, bail hearings, and readiness conferences may be conducted by video conference in which all participants can simultaneously see, hear and speak with each other. All video conferences are public, and the public must be able to see all participants and be able to speak as (b) permitted by the trial judge. Any party may request an in person hearing, which may be granted in the trial judge's discretion. (c) Other trial court proceedings including the entry of a guilty plea may be conducted by video conference only by agreement of the parties, either in writing or on the record. (d) Standards. The judge, counsel, all parties, and the public must be able to see and hear each other during proceedings and be able to speak when permitted by the Judge. Video conference facilities must provide for confidential communication between attorney and client. Normally public access will be provided in the courtroom. Confidential communications will be provided to counsel and interpreters, if any being present with the defendant in the conference room at the secure facility.
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